The Madīnian Polity: Visions of Islamic Governance


Key Dates


08/12/21 Registration is OPEN
15/01/22 First Discussion


15 January 2022 – 2 April 2022


Every Saturday
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (including Maghrib Prayer break)


Online via Zoom, insha Allah


This is a 12-discussion, Master’s level course towards understanding the epistemological underpinnings of an Islamic System of Governance (ISG). Based on the Prophetic Madīnian Polity, participants will delve into the concept of Islamic Governance, the application of such a system, its challenges and potentials, beyond the theoretical, and into its operationalisation in the contemporary context.


Successful participants will be able to understand the operational dynamics, and strategies, towards achieving the objectives (Maqāṣid) of an Islamic System of Governance in a multi-religious and multi-cultural contemporary context.

Discussion Topics 


D1 Madīnian Polity
D2 The Maqāsid of the Sharī’ah
D3 The Concept of State
D4 The Theology of Governance
D5 Governance & Juristic Opinion
D6 Value-Driven Governance
D7 Governance & the Cultural Context
D8 Obligations, Roles & Responsibilities
D9 Non-Muslims in an ISG 
D10 The IG Delivery System
D11 Power, Authority & Legitimacy 
D12 Of Leaders and Leadership


Important Information




Fees and Registration


Category Price
Students/UBD Staff BND150.00
UBD Alumni BND300.00
Public Individual BND500.00




Institute of Policy Studies


Contact Details


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